7298. What Wait I for but Thee?

1. What wait I for but Thee?
My hope is in Thy name;
From all my sins deliver me,
Nor put my soul to shame.

2. I suffered silently,
Because Thy will is best;
Remove Thy heavy stroke from me,
For I am sore distressed.

3. When sin Thou dost repay
And chasten and restrain,
Man’s beauty quickly fades away;
Yea, human life is vain.

4. O Lord, regard my fears,
And answer my request;
Turn not in silence from my tears,
But give the mourner rest.

5. I am a stranger here,
Dependent on Thy grace,
A pilgrim, as my fathers were,
With no abiding place.

6. O spare me and restore
My failing strength, I pray;
E’er I go hence and be no more,
The hand of judgment stay.

Text Information
First Line: What wait I for but Thee?
Title: What Wait I for but Thee?
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 106
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Steele Ambrose (1876)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 55555 56665 32333
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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